Talking to our children about the scary world

Tragedy, crisis, tsunami, earthquake, war.

While I’m excited to be a panelist on Momversation, this was a scary topic to start with. How do you share world events and tragedies with your kids? Or do you keep your heads buried in the sand completely?

I was talking with Mr. Lady and Redneck Mommy — both with older children — and came across as the frightened mom shielding kids from everything that might scare them. Am I the only one?

Do you shield your kids from tragedies? How honest are you about some of the terrible things that happen in life?